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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Jan 27, 2011 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: dopaminergic Dead OR Music Evokes Emotion

Cool Science Alert OR "well, Duhh..."
Music Evokes Emotion
Posted on 2011-01-21 06:00:00 in Mental Health |
Music Evokes Emotion

http://www.worldhealth.net/news/music-evokes-emotion/

Music maintains a significant role across human society, but the biochemical basis underlying the universal emotional response to listening to music has remained elusive. Robert Zattore, from McGill University (Canada), and colleagues have found that the experience of listening to music releases dopamine, a pleasure-promoting neurotransmitter in the brain. Using a novel combination of imaging techniques, the study also revealed that the anticipation and experience of listening to pleasurable music induces release of dopamine. The researchers also showed that two different brain circuits are involved in anticipation and experience, respectively: one linking to cognitive and motor systems, and hence prediction, the other to the limbic system, and hence the emotional part of the brain. These two phases also map onto related concepts in music, such as tension and resolution. Explaining that: “Music, an abstract stimulus, can arouse feelings of euphoria and craving, similar to tangible rewards that involve the striatal dopaminergic system,” the team concludes that: “Our results help to explain why music is of such high value across all human societies.”

Valorie N Salimpoor, Mitchel Benovoy, Kevin Larcher, Alain Dagher, Robert J Zatorre. “Anatomically distinct dopamine release during anticipation and experience of peak emotion to music.” Nature Neuroscience, 9 January 2011; doi:10.1038/nn.2726.


This post was modified by Jack o' Roses on 2011-01-28 02:28:00

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 27, 2011 11:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dopaminergic Dead OR Music Evokes Emotion

I see a flaw in the research design. The article specifies "pleasurable music," but then generalizes to "music." That doesn't address what chemical might be released by the experience of hearing, say, Boston or Foreigner or gangsta rap or Barry Manilow or ... well, see the problem? Can't possibly be dopamine. Back to the lab, guys! (Next time, they need WT on the peer review committee.)

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-01-28 07:55:31

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jan 28, 2011 4:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dopaminergic Dead OR Music Evokes Emotion

I'll give you some emotion...
You got a lotta nerve lumping a good band like Boston in with the likes of Foreigner, Barry Manilow and gangsta rap.
Especially the gangsta rap. Have you no sense of decency??

:)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 28, 2011 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dopaminergic Dead OR Music Evokes Emotion

I see you have more than a feeling about it.

OK, not very clever, but then again, not being clever does pretty much go along with Boston ... :-)

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Jan 28, 2011 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dopaminergic Dead OR Music Evokes Emotion

Dopamine is in the brain of the beholder. I like gangsta rap!

This post was modified by ice9freak on 2011-01-28 21:27:52

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Poster: advokat Date: Jan 28, 2011 2:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: dopaminergic Dead OR Music Evokes Emotion

Straight out of Compton stands the test of time!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3oYf26CgUg

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jan 27, 2011 7:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Tivoli Dark Star > Caution

Ah Ha, So that explains all these crazy emotions while listening to this wild Dark Star; yes?


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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Jan 27, 2011 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tivoli Dark Star > Caution

I liked your long pre-edit post z. but then again I like like really like windy winded things (it's way windy here in WY). I've only recently, like in the past year or so, ya' know what I mean...learned to write with a sense of verbosity.

But really dopamine is a cool catecholamine (just ask Jer's ghost as he stares crook'd necked at the carpet...'blacked my dog & kicked my eye')...

...& you gave a cool synopsis. can you post a link to your edit?

Now, does music act as a sonic DRI?

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